Author: oneflawsomemomma

RN, Inspirational, and Mom(mish) Blogger: Reflections on Life and Remembering I'm Human.
Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Uncategorized

One Flawsome Momma: What is a FUNK? And what to do about it.

In a funk? Me too.   Affiliate Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Any products I suggest are based on personal experience and I share them because I …

FIERCE Women, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

Breaking Free From the Chains of Abuse

The following is a Guest Post by a fellow blogger who has overcome the odds and not only survived, but thrived after enduring an abusive relationship.  It is my priviledge to have this platform to share inspiring stories from everyday women – to inspire those of us who are battling our own set of difficult …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: One Week Later

It’s currently storming in North Carolina and I’m sitting with my feet kicked up feeling pretty proud of the work I’ve put in this week. I talked in my previous post about how Clutter can feel so overwhelming – that was 8 days ago.  I typically try to post a few times a week, but it …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: The Miracle Morning Solution

Have you ever realized that the amount of clutter in your home is a direct correlation of the clutter in your mind and heart? Clutter, wherever it exists, is overwhelming. It causes stress and anxiety. It feels insurmountable. I often look around and wonder, “where should I start?” And in the past, the overwhelm would …

Inspirational, Relationships

Unlock Your Happiness: The Truth About Expectations

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Expectations. We all have them.  For ourselves.  For our relationships.  For our families, friends, and peers.  For how we thought life should look.   The problem with expectations is that it requires perfection.  There is no room for error or unplanned events.  And when things don’t go as we planned, …

Anxiety & Depression, FIERCE Women

How Creativity Cured My Anxiety & Tips For Those Who Suffer

Creativity cured my anxiety. Or maybe I finally allowed my anxiety to fuel my creativity.    I have struggled my entire life with anxiety, and if you’ve read my blog at all you know I’ve also suffered from debilitating panic attacks and depression since the fall of my marriage. For those of you who don’t …

FIERCE Women, Inspirational

International Women’s Day: Women are invested in Human Rights, which includes Women, but should be inclusive for ALL.

I woke up this morning and scrolled my facebook feed… Apparently today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. So, I walk outside and proudly announce to my mom, “It’s International Women’s Day!” Mom, “Cool.  What’s that?” Me, “Well…. I don’t really know, but I’m a woman so I felt the need to share.” To be …

dating, Relationships

Midnight Ramblings of a Lady in Love

My heart is bursting at the seams. So full of joy its hardly containable. It radiates through me… the smile on my face, the light in my eyes, the laughter in my voice, the calm in my soul. You captivate me. Motivate me. Inspire me. My insecurities are laid to rest, and doubt dissipates with …

chronic illness, Nursing

Nurse and Patient: Perspectives from both sides of the spectrum

Nurses are taught from the very beginning that the most important aspect of our job is advocating for our patients.  In reflection of my experiences on both sides of the spectrum, I would like to shed some insight and advice for those navigating the healthcare field. Ask Questions.  Healthcare providers are rushed.  Many times they …

chronic illness

Grief, Gratitude and Grace: On Chronic Illness

Less than 24 hours before I’m in the operating room. After 7 years of ups and downs with Ulcerative Colitis my story is finally coming to an end.  I had hoped after the last surgery that my ileostomy would be reversed and I would be able to be “normal” again, but unfortunately my body had …